Friday, January 15, 2010
So lately I have been revisiting my idea/desire to write a book. I have thought that writing a children's book would be a lot of fun and exciting. I have a background in Early Childhood Education and currently teach in a preschool. Based on these facts I figured it would be a fun and easy endevour. While I deeply want to write an exciting, funny, well written book, I keep getting stuck on what to write about. I used to have all these ideas and such an imagination but it seems like I just can't figure out or remember what I had envisioned before. On one hand I wonder if I'm just trying too hard but on the other I wonder if it's just not something I'm meant to do. It has been something I have dreamed of doing for a long time so it would be really sad if it never happened. Can I really have writer's block before I've even begun? Any ideas on what topics are lacking when you go to look for books for your children? I had once thought I would develop a character (an elephant of course....I love elephants) and create a series around him/her....but every time I think about what the first book should be about I question as to whether or not that's even a good idea....am I crazy to keep pursuing this? I mean, I work full-time, I am currently in my last semester to finish my master's degree, and I have a one year old and a husband who I want to spend time with as well.....Am I spreading myself too thin?